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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – March 28th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

How The CMM Is Adapting To Support Smart Manufacturing

The Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) has been the centerpiece of most manufacturing company quality control departments for more than 35 years. While the world has dramatically changed over the past three decades with the invention of portable computing, smartphones … read more

Contract Manufacturer Expands Capacity With Large Volume CMM

Engineering company Park Engineering has significantly increased the size of parts it can machine and subsequently measure on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). It follows the installation of two new machines, a Spanish-built Correa Fox 50 5-axis machining center … read more

Zebra Technologies To Acquire Matrox Imaging

Zebra Technologies, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, has announced it intends to acquire Matrox Imaging, a proven developer of advanced machine vision components and systems. This acquisition further expands Zebra’s offerings in the fast-growing automation … read more

Datalogic Acquires Machine Learning Pekat Vision

Datalogic S.p.A. has announced that its subsidiary Datalogic S.r.l. has acquired the entire share capital of Pekat S.r.o. (Pekat). With registered office in Brno in the Czech Republic, Pekat is a start-up founded by Petr Smid, the majority shareholder of the company, who has developed proprietary algorithms that use machine … read more

Form Measurement Delivers Smooth Operation

At KRW, around 250 employees manufacture over 900 types of rolling bearings for more than 600 customers from all over the world. These come, for example, from the sectors rail and transportation, industrial and large-scale operations, engines, generators, turbines and even offshore technologies … read more

Quality Assurance of Micro Gears with Optical CMM

Noise and vibration reduction of dental instruments is one of the joint goals of the wbk Institute of Production Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology together with the manufacturer of dental products and technology, Dentsply Sirona. In the ProIQ project, approaches for function-oriented quality assurance … read more

Thermographic 3D Sensor Makes Transparent Objects Visible To Robots

Capturing transparent objects in three dimensions is a major challenge. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF have developed a sensor that is able to solve this problem. The system has now been successfully tested for the first time with a robot … read more

Non-Contact ThreadChecker Provides Rugged Thread Presence Verification

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, precision non-contact position measuring systems, has announced the availability of its improved ThreadChecker. This line of non-contact application-specific sensors provides rugged, reliable verification of thread presence or absence … read more

Is White Light 3D Profiler Actually a Digital Holography System?

Chief Scientist Peter de Groot and Technology Fellow Leslie Deck at Zygo Corporation have co-authored of a historical review article that highlights the contribution of holography to the advancement of interferometric measurements of surface topography … read more

Laser Profile Scanners Cutting Edge Performance Improves Production Quality

In this article, Glenn Wedgbrow, Business Development Manager at Micro-Epsilon UK, provides an overview of seven challenging measurement applications that use the latest laser profile scanning technology to help improve quality control and production performance. 2D/3D laser profile scanners are used to detect, measure and evaluate profiles … read more

Automated Vehicle Inspection To Improve Customer Satisfaction at Volvo

Volvo Car USA is rolling out a new program to equip U.S. retailers with automated vehicle-inspection systems that aim to improve customer satisfaction and business efficiencies to further strengthen the automaker’s reputation for product quality and safety. High-speed, camera-based systems from Israel-based UVeye utilize artificial-intelligence and machine-learning … read more

NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Cloud 3D Collaboration and Simulation Platform

NVIDIA has announced Omniverse Cloud, a suite of cloud services that gives designers and developers instant access to the NVIDIA Omniverse™ platform for 3D design collaboration and simulation from up to billions of devices. Among Omniverse Cloud’s services is Nucleus Cloud, a simple ‘one-click-to-collaborate’ sharing tool that enables users to access … read more

Collaboration to Optimize and Standardize Additive Manufacturing Workflow

Sigma Labs, a developer of quality assurance software to the commercial 3D printing industry, has announced that it has signed an agreement with AMFG, a leading provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES) software for additive manufacturing (AM), to expand the footprint of both companies’ solutions and provide the marketplace with … read more

Start-Up Platform Selects Initial ‘Scaling-Up’ Smart Manufacturing Cohorts

Praemo has announced that it has joined the seven scaling start-up organizations that have been selected to join the first Sixth Sense cohort to gain access to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence data, expertise and tools. The judges selected the seven organizations to join the first cohort following their pitches showcasing their Smart Manufacturing solutions … read more